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Monday, February 04, 2008

This season finally gives Dolphins something to be proud of

I know most of you are Dolphins fans, which makes sense because this is a Dolphins blog. But I haven't understood how lately, as the Patriots have been making their run toward 19-0 and I have written about the 1972 Dolphins, some of you have expressed sentiments against the geezers.

A lot of you joined the chorus of folks calling them grumpy old men. A lot of you wanted them to simply go away. A lot of you wanted the Pats to win them all so you wouldn't have to hear or read about the '72 Dolphins anymore.

I hope that feeling was fleeting. I hope that feeling is gone.

During tonight's Super Bowl I found myself rooting for the Giants simply because I wanted the Pats to lose and, in doing, keeping unique the Dolphins' claim on perfection.

I found myself rooting for the 1972 Dolphins even though they weren't playing. I found myself appreciating what those guys did 35 years ago. And it made me proud that I'm from South Florida and, regardless of how troubled today's Dolphins are, I feel proud that we still have the team from yesteryear to represent us.

Congratulations to the Giants, yes. But we should extend a hearty congratulations to the 1972 Dolphins also.

There will be a ticker tape parade in New York. How about a party for the '72 guys at Dolphin Stadium? And yes, how about popping one bottle of champagne at the affair?

Anyway, here are some of the comments from those members of the 1972 team that represented South Florida so well years ago and continue to do so now:

Mercury Morris: "When this kid scored, a tear came into my eye ... I'm very humbled at what the Giants were able to do as underdogs, realizing that on any given Sunday, anybody can beat anybody else -- except in 1972."

Don Shula: "The Patriots had a great season, but it shows just how difficult it is to go undefeated. Our players and our fans feel that much more proud of our accomplishment. Look at how good New England is -- 18-0. And they had the lead late in the fourth quarter in this game and that could have been 19-0, surpassing our 17-0 season. But New York hung in there and you really have to give that football team and that coaching staff credit and I know their fans are very proud."

Jim Kiick: "Obviously, we're proud to still be the only undefeated team in the history of the National Football League. We're proud of it. Why shouldn't we be? We never were against the New England Patriots. We have our accomplishments. We're not comparing ourselves to anyone else from other generations. We're happy with our own accomplishments. The Patriots are a great football team. Unfortunately, they didn't win the Super Bowl."

Jim Mandich: "The drive Eli [Manning] put together at the end of the game will go down in Super Bowl history as one of the great drives ever. As for the 1972 Miami Dolphins, I don't take joy in the fact the Patriots lost. Period. But I do relish and savor the fact that there has only been one unbeaten team in the history of the NFL, and it is the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Of that, I am extremely proud."

And he shouldn't be alone Dolphins nation. Not at all.

60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriots path to perfection? More like the patriots path to chokeville!

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Zonk-39 said...

ONLY 1 Ring says....PERFECT...

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IM PROUD TO 2 b A FIN FAN.THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T LIKE THE OLD GUYS FROM THE 72. YOU ARE NOT A REAL FIN FAN. DONT GO AWAY MAD JUST GO AWAY

6:14 AM  
Anonymous TC said...

The only thing that would make me happier watching the game yesterday is if the Dophins were playing and won it. But I will take this result anyday. Amazing game. perfect ending. I'm so glad the Patriots lose. So proud to be a Dolphins fan!

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spygate, Spygate. Spygate. Let the Pats choke on that during the offseason!

7:07 AM  
Anonymous dropthatpuck said...

Good thing for Mercury the NFL didn't have a substance abuse policy back in '72.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Cam Cameron said...

Given a fair chance, I would have given the Dolphins their second unbeaten season within three seasons.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair point about Mercury Morris- but it's a good thing the NFL doesn't have a steroid policy like MLB's- otherwise Rodney Harrison wouldn't have been able to cheap shot anyone all season

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Freddy said...

Cheaters never win! How quickly the ranks fall. HAHAHA! Geez, the 85 bears were better than the 2007 Patriots.

Go Fins!

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Freddy said...

Cheaters never win! How quickly the ranks fall. Geez, the 85 Bears are better then the 2007 Patriots.

Go Fins!

Everyone should go to www.bostonherald. com or
www.bostonglobe.com and post your comments on their blogs like they use to do to us. Its time to point and laugh people!

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Ramsterone said...

Yeah Baby ! The sun doesn't shine on the same dog's a** all the time. Those cheating yankee Patriots SOB's finely got what they had coming. And the Buffalo Bill's who handed out cards saying 0-16 when we played up there, now your team will play 5 home games in Canada, how you like that !!! LMFAO !!!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Kevin Grierson said...

I'm glad the 72 team still stands alone, but I'm even more glad that we had a heck of a football game to watch. A Patriots blowout would have been impressive but boring. The Giants EARNED this victory--no game changing blown calls by the refs, no missing key players--they took it down the field when they had to and got the job done. That's a lot more than you can say for this year's version of the 'Fins, unfortunately.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous jaxphins said...

What poor sportsmanship displayed by Belicheck at the end of the game. To leave your team with 1 second left and ignore the rules of the game because your pursuit of perfection was over is a disgrace. There is more to being a great coach than simply football intelligence and motivational tactics. It takes class and a respect for the game; 2 things Belicheck knows nothing about and some of the qualities that make Don Shula the greatest coach of all time!

9:20 AM  
Anonymous kjl said...

The biggest disappointment in the history of sports...or the biggest upset in NFL Super bowl history. Take your pick. You saw the arrogance NE showed all week. Brady scoffing at the fact that a Giants player could ever predict that they would only score 17 points. Guess what? You scored less, douche...

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Wearing my Dolphins shirt proud today...

Sure, I would like to quit living in the past and make some current history, but I certainly did not want to see the Pats break our record. This season just goes to show how truly unique the 72 Dolphin team was.

It was sooooo nice rubbing it in the faces of Patriots fans where I was watching the game. They have been arrogant all season and yesterday they got their due.

72 Fins live on!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous macinmelbourne said...

Nice to see the fansies rejoicing in the Fins worst season ever. Why draw attention to a crappy performance this season by acting like tools to teams that ran over us like a fleet of diesel locomotives all year?

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm a Dolphins fan, but I'm tired of hearing about the '72 team too. It's an outstanding accomplishment what our team did that year, but come on people, get a life and move on.

How many people reading this blog have done something truly outstanding in the past 35 years? Probably every one of us. Do we go out and crow about it to the world each year when somebody else tries to do as good a job as we did?

It's getting to the point where the '72 team, and the media that keeps it going, have become that annoying person at work or school that brags about their 1 accomplishment all the time to the point that nobody cares anymore.

So to recap: I'm a proud Dolphins fan. I'm proud of our '72 team. I'm proud of our '07 team...just maybe not quite as much, LOL. I'm proud of the franchise and I'm proud of the aqua and orange, even if the colors don't strike fear in the hearts of other teams. I'm tired of seeing what only the '72 team could do in the NFL be dragged through the mud each year because it's all we have to hold on to right now. Grow up.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Egg Spurt said...

Hey, mac, the 1972 team remains the ONLY undefeated team. Period.

It has nothing to do with this year's performance. YOU'RE the only one drawing attention to this year. The rest of us are enjoying our history - and, of course, the defeat of the pretenders to the throne, the arrogant, cheating Patsies.

Long live the '72 Dolphins and their magnificent accomplishment!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth is that most of the comments against the '72 Dolphins come from displaced Northeasterners who have resented the Dolphins' success in the AFC East for 35+ years. They pose as real fans but really look to undermine the team at every turn to help their native Jets, Pats, or Bills.

Real Dolphin fans celebrate 1972 whether alive at the time or not.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy The Finger said...

Have you ever seen a CHEAPER MOMENT in Super Bowl history than Bill Belly-ache throwing the Challenge Flag to get a First Down via penalty? After all we know what a stickler Belly-ache is to see the rules strictly enforced on everybody else.

Baseball's got steriods. The NFL's got Bill Belly-ache and the New England (Cow) Patties. It is only fitting this "dynasty's" legacy will be remembered for their one defeat, their cheating and poor sportsmanship.

No way they're one of the "great" teams. The '72 Dolphins rushed for almost 200 yards a game. The (Cow) Patties can't run the ball at all. Brady threw a bunch of 5 yard passes, let Wes Welker and Kevin Faulk run for most of his "passing" yardage.

You talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. Now, hopefully (though we probably know better) the (Cow) Patties and all their obnoxious fans will just SHUT UP!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous ceed said...

This is great not only will the Pats go down as the biggest choke artists in the history of the NFL, but you will not see them in the playoffs again for a very long time. You will never see Bill Belicheik again because of all the trouble he is about to get in for cheating for the last 7 years and maybe more. Their entire legacy will be tainted and people will finally realise what a garbage quarterback Tom Brady is. He only completed 1 pass that went for over 10 yards in the air what an overrated piece of shit. I'm in college in Mass right now and it feels great rubbing this in to all the Pats fans here who have been rubbing in the Dolphins troubles every day all year. It'll be interesting to see how many Pats jerseys hats shirts etc. i'll see today after this. I wore my Dolphins apparell everything single monday for the entire season to support my team and heard all the 0-1 trash talk. Now i'll spend the rest of my senior year explaining to these bangwagoners that 17-0>18-1.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous ceed said...

"I wore my Dolphins apparell everything single monday for the entire season to support my team and heard all the 0-1 trash talk."

I meant 0-16

11:15 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

How about that Sam Madison?! Wasn't he a Dolphin once upon a time? I believe JJ drafted him? Well, him a Surtain were, by far, the BIGGEST mistakes we made...EVER! Good job Giants, great game...I HATE Tom Brady, just because he looks like he's going to cry EVERY time he gets knocked on his ass!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

Nice post Armando. You do have a heart.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm proud of the 72 Dolphins, but don't cheer for today's teams to lose just so Miami can still be the only team to do it. That being said, I don't want a greasy team like the Patriots to accomplish the feat. If the Colts did it in any one of their years before choking late, then I'd have been fine.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous CasonJole said...

IMO, most of the people who make negative comments about the '72 team are too young to know how great an accomplshment it really was/is. Those of us who were there know how truly special that team and season were. And that it's been 35 years since it happened only re-enforces that fact. It's something for all Dolphin fans to be proud of and to savor. The Dolphins have had a lot of great teams and seasons since that time and will again. But as of yet, none as great as 1972. They are in a class all by themselves. That's something to be celebrated year in and year out. Cheers!

12:51 PM  
Anonymous FLPD said...

Very nice post Armando. You captured the sentiment among many if not most true dolphins fans -- at least the ones that have depth to them that goes beyond what today's team did this year.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sour grapes. Dolfans (whose team goes 7-25 the last two seasons) throwing stones. Comedy gold right there.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, if you are a Dolfan, you have to read This Could Be The Year: My 30 Years as a Miami Dolphins Fan. Totally sums up what it's been like to suffer.

That being said, I feel for the first time since 1973 like my team won the Super Bowl.

The Perfect Season is sacred to me. But, I understand why Dolphins fans would be upset about the '72 Dolphins celebrating. Aside from a couple of losing Super Bowl appearances what else do we have to cling to as fans?

It's pathetic, really, that the signature moment for our team took place 36 years ago!

Am I bitter? No. I love this team more today than I ever have in my life. But man, when are we finally gonna win a big one?

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sour grapes? I'm assuming you are one of the jackass Patriot fans that have been visiting the herald for the past two weeks to make fun of the present and past Dolphins. No class just like your classless coach. Remember this Patsie fan, the woes of the Dolphins the past couple of years in no way equal that of the Patriots. You were the laughing stock of the league for well over 20 years. 2 years is nothing compared to what Patriot fans went through for two decades. NYScott

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An OPEN REQUEST for Coach Shula and the 72 Team.

Please take the entire Giant Team and Staff out to Shula's restaurant and treat them like Champions and a Giant Thank You from all of us fans.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, I have to say, this blog entry is probably one of your best-or my favorite reading....To echo one of the posters here, you DO have a heart!

Yes, we are all savoring this incredible win. Who knew we would all be rooting soooooo hard for the Giants?!

This post warmed my heart and even if I am a little too young to have really appreciated the '72 team, now I am very thankful for them.

Eli and the Giants were great. I think Belacheat will likley implode from here on out. He showed yesterday that he cannot handle defeat. He was rudely awakened yesterday.

I guess he never heard that pride comes before a fall!

As the years go by Don Shula looks more and more like a the NFL's greatest coach ever. What a class act. (I guess Jimmy Johnson won't be going fishing anytime soon again with Belacheat.....who's JJ gonna suck up to next & try to undermine the 72 Dolphins with? He looks like a loser today also.)

Loved the Reebok.com add for the '72 team. I hope the losing Patriots see it....especially the part with the Giant's delivery to the Fins the winning game ball signed by Eli!

Thanks Armando. Thanks Don Shula & the 72 team. And thank you Eli and the New York Football Giants!!!!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya the cheaters got what they deserved a big fat L GO DOLPHINS AND PERFECTIONVILLE POPULATION STILL 1.BRYAN IN OHIO

3:30 PM  
Anonymous JohnDB said...

I agree with so many comments I'm reading here and some are also very funny. I for one am completely relieved that THE perfect season is intact. Don Shula is class and Belicheck is a whiny classless punk. I would have hated for those two to be forever linked in that way. Belicheck had run off the field because he was going to cry, he couldn't even take it like a man.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NFL GODS have spoken!!!

The Patriots have ALWAYS been associated with cheating.

1. Remember the snowplow game against the Dolphins?

2. Remember the "TUCK RULE" against Da Raiders?

3. Remember the J-E-T-S game and Spy-gate?

Belichuck and his team have NO CLASS and got thier ASS kicked.

Only one thing nice I will say... I respect Brady during his interview giving the Giants great phrase. I respect Randy Moss during his interview for being classy.

But Belichuck ... He can take his disrespectful cut off sweatshirts and his attitude and ran off the field crying like a baby. He is CLASSLESS.. and truly a Masshole.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't put the tuck rule on the list of cheats.......lucky breaks maybe.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Crunk said...

Perfection still has only one house...in Miami!

Congrats to the Giants, and honestly also to the Pats...great season, even with a classless coach bailing on his team before the game was over.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the fans above saying it's "Pathetic" and to "Grow up" because we are still cheering what happened in '72. Post your names. Secondly...you make it sound like that is all we've done. Do you not realize we lost the '71 SB? Went undefeated in '72. Then went 12-2 and won it again in '73? The lost in the playoffs in '74 in one of the great games of all time. '75 was truly a sad time for Phins fans...Czonka, Kiick, and Warfield left for the "World Football League" and we were never the same. If they'd have stayed...who knows how the rest of the '70's would have gone?

We also went in '82 with Woodley, and then '84 with Marino.

Until the Wanstache era...we were the winningest franchise in professional sports. The '70's teams were the first team to make three consecutive trips to the SB. The '72 and '73 wins we were the first AFC team to win back to back.

This franchise has had a LOT to be proud of, but '72 was something that has NEVER been done.

That is TRULY special...and thank you NYG for keeping it that way. If the cheaters had joined "the neighborhod" well...there goes the neighborhood!

JinVA

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in NJ & I personally thanked every Giant fan I know today. Yeah, it mattered especially considering how it was the obnoxious, gloating Pats who made the run at perfection. People have been critical of the 72 team for years, claiming they "weren't that good" & "beat up on weak teams". However, 35 years have passed & no other team has managed to do it again. I'd be pretty proud of having that fact as part of my career legacy, just as the 1972 team is to this day.

"Only undefeated Super Bowl winner...ever." Still has that old magic.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Giants rock, ,this is the second time they covered the perfect season, Denver was 12 and o or 13 and o and the Giants beat 'em in one of Denver's SB winning years.
Great win Giants!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually get the impression it is the younger fans and media,who never saw them play,who resent the '72 team.

It also may be a factor that they are part of the "everybody plays", "nobody is special","no child left behind" generation where it is not PC to excell at anything nor to be proud of yourselves if you do so.

Also, for those who say those guys live in the past,it is not the '72 Fins who call the media for comment everytime someone goes 5-0 to start the season, it is the other way around......


Lloyd Heilbrunn

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's not forget this. the 72 dolphins cemented their greatness by following 17-0 with 15-2 and another title. That's the greatest 2 year run in the Super Bowl era - and none of the 3 18-1 teams will ever match it.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous newgeneration said...

Gotta love all of the fossils up here living in the past. Get rid of the champaign and grow up. No one in the league other than adolescent '70's throwback fans who never lost the desire for Mary Jane and booze want to see those morons celebrating an athletic accomplishment that happened 35 years ago. Seriously, who the hell does that other than the '72 fins and their old fans that have Morris' fudge on their nose?

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Cali Fins Fan said...

As a Fins fan, I do not have much against the New England players. I just do not like Bill Belichick. I am glad that Belichick did not get the Perfect Season. I do not feel that a guy like that deserves such a honor. Leaving the Super Bowl before the clock ran out just shows Belichick's true colors.

GO FINS!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Setting "THE RECORD" staright:
I've been on several blogs since Sunday, on both Boston and Miami sites.I've been a FinFan since '70, and I think it's important to be clear about something. All this discussion about Perfection has NOTHING to do with the present-day Dolphins. I know we all know this, but sometimes I think we forget. Specifically, Pats fans seem to forget that. When we boast about being the only undefeated team, it has nothing to do with how bad we were this year. We all know we sucked. But, going undefeated, which they will NEVER know the feeling of, is bigger than a season. It lasts a LIFETIME. When you are perfect, you get to brag about it until someone else can make the claim. It doesn;t matter how close you get. It doesn;t matter if you're :35 seconds away from being perfect. Until someone else can do it, you get to brag about it for as long as you want. Even if you're present day team isn;t even close. Pats fans act like bragging about perfection is annoying and irrelevant. Could you imagine how these arrogant/ignorant fans would be boasting had they been able to close the deal!?! Now that they learned the hard way how hard it is to be perfect, maybe they have a little bit more respect for the players they dissed. I doubt it. Yes, the current Pats are better than the Fins. But they're not perfect. Only one team ever was. I know it must hurt real bad right now to hear that, since you all thought you were perfect weeks ago, but deal with it.

2:09 PM  
OpenID hgrau05 said...

It's funny to read about Mercury Morris because I had tears in my eyes too. I was relieved that the '72 Dolphins record is still the only one and relieved that the Giants beat a conference rival who ran the score up on the Dolphins this year. It was a great game and a bittersweet win. I feel like we both won.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

I was 2 yrs old in '72, & have been a Dolfan since '95 (when someone finally explained the game of football to me- thanks Frederick!). I am an avid Dolfan. Even though I was not around to see the '72 Fins, I still am very proud of such a remarkable accomplishment. Each time I see footage of the '72 Dolphins, it brings a big smile to my face. In my opinion, if you don't respect the traditions of the franchise, you are not really a fan. Oh yeah, each time the tradition of the '72 team is upheld by some other team losing, I celebrate with a glass of bubbly - including Sunday night. Thank you, to the only undefeated team, OUR Miami Dolphins of 1972!! And thanks to the Giants for bringing down the cheatin' Goliath, those classless patsies.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: newgeneration - ever hear of Billy Crystal?

ONLY undefeated Super Bowl Champs....ever. Deal with it.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous '72 Perfection Unmatched!!!! said...

Hey....anybody see all the patriot azzholes that posted here the past few weeks.....oh well....THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER PERFECT SEASON.....deal with it haters!!!!!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Dan The Man said...

And don't forget the perfect season could have ended with the only perfect game in super bowl history if only Garo Yepremian had not tried to throw that pass that was returned for a TD by the redskins

7:02 AM  
Anonymous finfan in illinois said...

everyone needs to get off the 72 undefeated crap, sure it was great then as it is now and they will go down as one of the best ever, but the players to rub it in every teams face every year is classless, if it wasnt that way then why arent all the players from that team celebrating together, I will tell you why because most of them think the same way that it is classless.

So let the past be the past, you can be proud of the 72 team for what they accomplished but we all dont need to hear about it each and every year it getting old. Send your ingenious opinions to the present management to fix this %^^$ team.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous dolfantam said...

Oh, hell yeah, am I still proud to be a Fins fan and am truly grateful for the Giants win to preserve the '72 Dolphins perfect season. And there's no way in the universe or beyond that I would ever root for the Pats. Are you kidding? AFC East rivals. But even had it been another team going for the Perfect Season, I would've still rooted against them.

Here's to the '72 Dolphins! May their record stand for another 35 years (or until another Dolphin team is good enough to equal them).

11:55 AM  
Anonymous DrinkUpGentlemen said...

Can anybody explain to me why it is even considered "classless" for the 72 phins to celebrate every year when the last team goes undefeated? It REALLY pisses me off that these great men must be apologetic in the media about thier accomplishments. Why should Don Shula, the greatest Coach to ever coach the game, have to retract his "asterisk" opinion about the Pats season? Bellicheat isnt even qualified to hold his jockstrap. Simply winning games does not make one great. Think of it this way: We all celebrate historic and momentous times in our lives, like birthdays and weddings and anniversaries with champagne. Why shouldnt this group of men enjoy thier great accomplishments year after year the same way? I'll tell you why: JEALOUSY. The 72 phins haters should just look in the mirror for the real demons. To young fans who didnt see them play: The 72 Phins were the best TEAM in history. If you have any doubt, just watch the America's Game show about them. These boys are what football was, and is, all about. God Bless em.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Finfan13inMD said...

I agree with Freddie and Anonymous. The folks on the Pats blog have no sense of humor. Give it to them good.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous THE CAPTAIN said...

HAIL TO THE GIANTS! AND THUMBS DOWN TO ANY DOPE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH CELEBRATING POSSIBLY THE GREATEST "TEAM" ACHIEVMENT IN NFL HISTORY. FIRST OFF, THE 72' DOLPHINS AND 73' DOLPHINS ARE ALWAYS SLIGHTED BY SHORT-SIGHTED FANS AND MEDIA WHEN TALK OF THE GREATEST TEAMS IN NFL HISTORY COMES UP. CHECK THE RECORD, AS AN EARLIER POSTER ELOQUENTLY POINTED OUT THEY HAD THE BEST 2 YEAR RECORD IN HISTORY. AND, AS HE ALSO POINTED OUT, TAKE THE WFL OUT OF THE MIX, AND, THE DOLPHINS, NOT THE STEELERS ARE THE TEAM OF THE 70's. I'M NOT GOING TO TRASH NEW ENGLAND, GREAT TEAM, GREAT LEGACY. SAME GOES FOR ANY OF THE OTHER GREAT TEAMS OF THE PAST. BUT, JUST REMEMBER 17-0 BABY IS A MONUMENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. DON'T BITCH, BE PROUD.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous THE CAPTAIN said...

HAIL TO THE GIANTS! AND THUMBS DOWN TO ANY DOPE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH CELEBRATING POSSIBLY THE GREATEST "TEAM" ACHIEVMENT IN NFL HISTORY. FIRST OFF, THE 72' DOLPHINS AND 73' DOLPHINS ARE ALWAYS SLIGHTED BY SHORT-SIGHTED FANS AND MEDIA WHEN TALK OF THE GREATEST TEAMS IN NFL HISTORY COMES UP. CHECK THE RECORD, AS AN EARLIER POSTER ELOQUENTLY POINTED OUT THEY HAD THE BEST 2 YEAR RECORD IN HISTORY. AND, AS HE ALSO POINTED OUT, TAKE THE WFL OUT OF THE MIX, AND, THE DOLPHINS, NOT THE STEELERS ARE THE TEAM OF THE 70's. I'M NOT GOING TO TRASH NEW ENGLAND, GREAT TEAM, GREAT LEGACY. SAME GOES FOR ANY OF THE OTHER GREAT TEAMS OF THE PAST. BUT, JUST REMEMBER 17-0 BABY IS A MONUMENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. DON'T BITCH, BE PROUD.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous JSHawaii said...

The 72 Dolphins will always be the greatest football team because they were the first team to go undefeated and probably the last. Anyone who down plays what that team did is simply jealous of their accomplishment, plus they did it without cheating!!!!
By the way, a special thanks to the New York Giants!

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But we should extend a hearty congratulations to the 1972 Dolphins ."
I have a question.
At what point in the game did the 72 dolphins scored a TD or make an interception?
All I saw was the Pats playing the Giants.
I must have missed something. I am either blind or Miami Fans are so disgusted about the present they could only bury their heads in the pastfor some comfort.
That dullfin fans defines what you call a "pathetic loser"

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Phins Fan in MO said...

In response to the cheating Patsie fan who hides behind the "anonymous" moniker. The definition of "pathtetic loser" can be associated with a Patriot team stuck in the quagmire of three decades of losing seasons, as well as Patriots fans like you that have to make disparaging remarks in blogs like this in an attempt to make themselves feel better. However, Spygate will prove that the real "pathetic loser" is your spineless head coach and fans like you that hide behind Anonymous.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Deof Movestofca said...

It's easy to understand why pathetic Patsies fans are so disparaging of history: it reminds them that they merely jumped on the next bandwagon that came along and wish to forget how long the team was the armpit of the NFL. If not for the taint now cast upon the Patsies' accomplishments by Spygate, one can well imagine that 35 years from now their "fans" would be mentioning them just as often... that is, if they haven't switched their allegiance to the next johnny-come-lately.

10:44 AM  

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